When I’m looking for a healthy dose of delicious reality, I always turn to Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi to feed it to me the way it is. While most of the political world, if not all of America, is laughing hysterically at the IRS’s “dog ate my homework” inspired excuse for “losing” the requested e-mails of ex-official Lois Lerner, Nancy certainly seems to know what’s up.
It was reported earlier this week that Lerner’s allegedly “crashed” hard drive has been recycled, which would supposedly make it impossible to ever recover the presumably incriminating e-mail messages that Congress is asking for. Well sure, I’d imagine it’s kind of hard to get files off of a computer if you destroy the thing! But that begs the question of why the computer was trashed in the first place, no? It would appear that someone was purposely attempting to kill that evidence. And call me crazy, but I always thought most modern e-mail providers aren’t dependent on any one single computer to store their data. Personally, I have my e-mail stored on computers, phones, tablets, and whatever other doohickey I may fancy.
Still, Nancy knows best. The House Minority Leader wore her technology cap to Thursday’s weekly press conference, where she proclaimed, “They need to upgrade their technology, get it right, so that there’s no suspicion about what agenda anyone may have on that.”
In other words, it’s the computer’s fault! You know, rather than the person who destroyed it. What’s truly laughable is the fact that Nancy seems to believe that better technology at the Internal Revenue Service will prevent people from being “suspicious” of its actions. What she’s really saying is that better tech will allow for better cover-ups.
In the end, it’s always the cover-up that gets the baddie, rather than the initial immoral act. Just ask Bill Clinton. The thing that irks me most is the fact that here’s a case where the IRS isn’t saving backups of their data. I mean, if I tried to pull some crap like that when filing my tax return, they’d come right after me! I’ll report back here on what happens the next time I tell them that my W-2 was saved on a computer that I destroyed.
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